Introducing Performance Center

Performance Center (also known as LoadRunner Enterprise) is a cross-enterprise tool for planning and running multiple performance test projects. It enables you to remotely monitor concurrent tests across different geographic locations.

How does Performance Center work?

Discover how Performance Center tests the performance of your applications.

  1. Performance Center runs scripts that use virtual users, or Vusers, to emulate typical user activity.

  2. Vusers generate load on your web servers or applications.

  3. While Vusers run, Performance Center collects server response time data.

  4. Performance Center analyzes this data which provides a clear picture of performance.

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Performance Center end-to-end workflow

This section describes the end-to-end workflow to run a test with Performance Center.

  1. Create test assets

    Create test assets such as a script, a monitor or a topology to use in your performance test. For details, see Create test assets.

  2. Design a test

    Create a test by selecting the test assets to use, and designing a workload for the test. For details, see Design a performance test.

  3. Reserve a timeslot

    Create a timeslot for the test and make sure the timeslot is available. For details, see Reserve timeslots for performance testing.

  4. Run the test

    Run the test to create load on your application and to test its performance. You can manage Vusers, monitors, and load generators during the test run. For details, see Manage a performance test run.

  5. View and analyze test results

    View test data in real time or offline, and use built-in tools such as Trending reports, anomaly detection, and Performance Application Lifecycle (PAL) to analyze test results. For details, see View and analyze results.

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Why use Performance Center?

Benefits of using Performance Center include:

  • Ability to run multiple tests simultaneously, and share test assets across the project.
  • Web-based, 24x7, globally accessible platform with centralized resource management.

  • DevOps-ready due to its REST APIs, CI plugins (Jenkins, Bamboo, TeamCity, TFS), and APM tool integrations (Dynatrace, New Relic, AppDynamics).

  • Dynamic provisioning of elastic load generators using Kubernetes and Swarm.

  • Smart analytics, including anomaly detection while the test is running.

  • Integrates with other Micro Focus software including ALM Octane, Application Lifecycle Management, and Application Performance Monitoring.

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Ready to get started with Performance Center?

Follow the steps in the Quick Start Guide to help you create and run a performance test.

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